Josh received a BA in both Physics and Mathematical Sciences from Colby College (Waterville, ME) in the spring of 2006. As an undergrad, Josh took part in summer research experiences ranging from accelerator physics to condensed matter physics. An internship at Cornellís Nanoscale Facility gave rise to his interest in nano-scale science and devices.
After spending a year as a physics instructor at Phillips Academy (Andover, MA), Josh began his PhD in 2007 in the Physics department at CU. He now works under both Prof. Charles Rogers in Physics and Prof. Victor Bright in Mechanical Engineering. Josh is currently studying dissipation and resonant behavior in high quality factor, gallium nitride (GaN) nanowire, nanomechanical resonators.
When not in the lab, Josh tries to play outside as much as possible; hiking, rock climbing and running are all favorite hobbies.